Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer, Summer, Summertime

Summer, summer, summertime - Time to sit back and unwind - It is the groove slightly transformed - Just a bit of a break from the norm - Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony of all that hardcore dance that
has gotten to be.
As quoted by the very wise man- Will Smith
Summer in Seattle has sprung and I am in full bloom (that reads creepier than I mean it to be).

303 days of gray and rain are well worth 62 amazing Seattle Summer Days. If you live in Seattle you needn't read this blog further- you should grab your iced latte and get outside (right after you sort and break down your recycling) because you know what I am about to explain.

If you don't live in Seattle then let me take a quick moment to relay how absolutely amazing Seattle is in the summer. People come out of their holes and saturate the sunshine and good times. Conversations are lighter, drinks are overflowing and the amount of road rage slightly decreases in Seattle. I will use this last weekend as a reference point for how Amazing Seattle Summer's are.

Driving back from Leavenworth last Friday Cleary & Dave called to ask if I wanted to meet up with some co-workers for a casual Happy. (Don't EVEN get me started on the Happy- you know how much I heart a Happy). I quickly accelerated from 72 mph to 78.5 and made it back to Seattle in time for round 2. Upon arrival I got in on the last half of a riveting debate about childhood crushes on TV stars. There was the usual (and boring if you ask me) responses about Alyssa Milano, Jason Priestley, Scott Wolf & Jaret Leto.
What was my response you ask?
Well.... it was Neil Patrick Harris from Doogie Howser. Don't ask me what that means about my ability to pick men. It is what it is (and yes I'm very single at 29).

By the time I headed home my dashboard clock read 10.30.
Now that was a successful Happy!!!!

After a few days in Leavenworth I try to spend some time re-connecting with Seattle. I woke up early on Saturday and headed into Fremont for a cup of coffee and a few groceries. Upon crossing the bridge I peeped out 3 joggers (obviously not from Fremont- just running through) crossing the 4 lane road heading towards Greenlake. I cruised into PCC to pick up a few of my favorite "staples":

Theo Chocolate bars - Heirloom Tomatoes - Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
(can't wait until Seattle Metropolitan writes about that amazing boutique Mapel- hint hint hint)

That evening Allison was hosting a 40th Birthday Party for her boyfriend Will. (Yes- 40). What might one expect at a 40th Birthday Party you ask? I wondered the same thing- until I arrived and it became very apparent it was going to be another amazing summer night. Great company, amazing view of Seattle, tons of delicious Korean BBQ food and hours of Karaoke. Yes- Karaoke. I loved it!!!

On Sunday I had every intention of catching up on some emails- until Brice called and invited me to a pool party. I really had no good reason to NOT go. It was beautiful weather out and I work all the time. Plus- it was Sunday- the day of rest. I needed to rest with a Corona in one hand while floating on a Tazmanian Devil Tube. Are you convinced that I had no choice but to go to this pool party?

By the time I got home late Sunday night I felt ready for another week at the office (for me that means working from home and traveling to Leavenworth). I am also super excited for my upcoming weekend in Leavenworth. This weekend you can find me tubing down the river- details on that excursion to follow next week.
There’s an air of love and of happiness - And this is the fresh prince’s
new definition of summer madness

1 comment:

Willow said...

Looks and Sounds like an amazing weekend. I think you are so great. Congrats on going full force with your business. I know it will be big and you'll have no use for me anymore because you will be booking Giselle :(